DLECTRICITY™ was scheduled for September 22 & 23, 2017, in Midtown Detroit and showcased 36 artists from Detroit and around the world from the DIA to MOCAD. Please check back often as we continue to share photos and video from the festival.
LOCATION: The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art
Jeffry Chiplis creates sculptures involving light and drawing appropriated from ready-made sources. Having accumulated a vocabulary of letters and words in the making of these artworks, his reassembled words have become “Neon Repoetry”. The neon and argon gas filled tubes are removed from their original context and given multiple meanings. Chiplis looks for words that function as nouns and or verbs. In composing his texts, Chiplis welcomes open interpretation. Recycle the recycled in upcycled ways.